L. Jackson news
Jackson will do Live Action Samurai
August 3, 2005
Samuel L. Jackson is attached to topline and co-produce a live-action
feature to be adapted from the Japanese comic franchise Afro Samurai,
created by Takashi Okazaki.
The film is a joint production of Japanese animation studio GDH
K.K. Gonzo, Fuji TV and Mosaic Media in Los Angeles. Jackson is
already signed to lend his voice to an animated Afro Samurai TV series
set to premiere on Spike TV next year.
Afro Samurai is the tale of a black samurai futuristic, yet feudal Japan
who is on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father. Jackson
stars as "Afro," a warrior who travels a solitary path encountering
a myriad of enemies, friends and challenges beyond imagination.
Production of the film is set to begin in 2006, with a U.S. release
targeted for 2007.